• Open indoor space, or dry outdoor space with grass.
• Rope, ribbon, or any line on the ground.
- Talk with your preschool child about bears. How do bears move?
- Show your child how to crawl like a bear. Knees do not touch the ground.
- Stretch out a rope or ribbon on the grass, or find a line marked on the floor.
- Crawl along the rope, ribbon or line like a tightrope in the circus. Feet and hands must stay on the rope, ribbon or line.
• Challenge your child to do a bear crawl backwards!
This activity develops coordination, balance, and strength as kids try to imitate the movements of a bear.
- Skill: Balance
- 10 minutes
- Suggested age 3-8 years